Importance of the Census date

What is the importance of the census date?

The Census Date is normally the last day that you can withdraw from a unit without financial liability.

For domestic students, if you withdraw by the Census Date of a unit and you have paid your tuition fees or student contribution, you will receive a full refund for the unit. If you have deferred payment through a Commonwealth Loan Scheme, you will not incur a FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP debt for the unit.

If you are an international student, please contact Student Central or Email Us for information on the financial implications of withdrawing by the census date.

Every unit offered at UWA has its own Census Date. The Census Dates for standard semesters are:

  • Semester 1 = 31 March
  • Semester 2 = 31 August

Full details of the Teaching periods, census and withdrawal dates (including non-standard teaching periods) are published on our Current Students' website.

Please check the Census Dates for all units in which you are enrolled, and regularly check your enrolment on studentConnect.


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